Inshore waters forecast and strong winds

Issued by the Met Office at

Inshore waters forecast to 12 miles offshore
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General situation

A series of showery troughs will affect the coastal waters, before a ridge builds later on Sunday and into Monday into the southwest.

Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

24 hour forecast: Southeasterly 2 to 4, veering southerly 4 or 5 in east, becoming variable later in west. Slight or moderate. Occasional rain or showers, mainly later. Good, occasionally poor later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Southerly 4 or 5 at first in east, otherwise variable 2 to 4, becoming southwesterly 4 to 6 later. Slight or moderate. Rain or showers becoming mainly fair. Good, occasionally poor at first.


Rattray Head to Berwick upon Tweed

24 hour forecast: Variable 3 or less becoming southeast, veering south or southwest, 3 to 5. Slight or moderate. Occasional rain. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: South or southwest 3 to 5 becoming variable 3 or less, then southwest 3 or 4 later. Slight or moderate. Rain or showers at first. Good, occasionally poor at first.


Berwick upon Tweed to Whitby

24 hour forecast: Variable 3 or less becoming southeast 4 or 5. Slight, occasionally moderate later in east. Occasional rain or showers later. Good, occasionally poor later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Southeast 4 or 5 becoming variable 4 or less. Slight or moderate. Thundery showers at first. Good, occasionally poor at first.


Whitby to Gibraltar Point

24 hour forecast: South 2 or 3, backing southeast 3 to 5. Slight, occasionally moderate in northeast. Showers later. Good, occasionally moderate.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Southeast 4 or 5 backing east 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or less. Slight, occasionally moderate in northeast. Thundery showers at first. Good, occasionally poor at first.


Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

24 hour forecast: Southeasterly 2 to 4, backing easterly 4 or 5, veering southeasterly 3 to 5 later. Smooth or slight. Mainly fair. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Southeasterly 3 to 5 backing easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4. Slight, occasionally smooth in the wash and Thames estuary. Thundery showers at first. Good, occasionally poor at first.


North Foreland to Selsey Bill

24 hour forecast: Easterly or southeasterly 2 to 4, becoming variable 4 or less. Smooth or slight. Rain or showers later. Good, occasionally poor later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Variable 3 or less, becoming northerly 3 to 5, veering northeasterly 4 or 5 later. Smooth or slight becoming mainly slight. Thundery showers at first. Good, occasionally poor at first.


Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

24 hour forecast: South or southeast 3 or 4 becoming variable 4 or less, then west or northwest 3 to 5. Slight, occasionally smooth near shore. Rain or showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: West or northwest 3 to 5, veering north 4 or 5. Slight, occasionally smooth near shore. Showers, thundery at first. Good, occasionally poor at first.


Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

24 hour forecast: Cyclonic, becoming west or northwest, 3 to 5. Slight or moderate, but rough at first in west and smooth later in lyme bay. Rain or showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: West or northwest 3 to 5, veering north 4 or 5. Slight or moderate, but smooth at first in lyme bay, occasionally rough later in west. Showers at first. Good.


Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

24 hour forecast: Cyclonic, becoming west or southwest, veering west or northwest, 3 to 5. Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in east and rough at first in southwest. Rain or thundery showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: West or northwest veering north, 3 to 5. Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in east. Showers at first. Good.


St Davids Head to Great Orme Head, including St Georges Channel

24 hour forecast: Variable 3 or less, becoming southwest, veering northwest, 2 to 4. Smooth or slight. Rain or thundery showers. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Northwest 2 to 4. Smooth or slight. Showers at first. Good.


Great Orme Head to the Mull of Galloway

24 hour forecast: Variable 3 or less becoming west 2 to 4. Smooth. Rain or thundery showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: West or northwest 2 to 4. Smooth, becoming smooth or slight for a time. Showers at first. Good.


Isle of Man

24 hour forecast: Variable 3 or less becoming west 2 to 4. Smooth. Rain or showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: West or northwest 3 or 4. Smooth, occasionally slight in southeast. Showers at first. Good.


Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

24 hour forecast: Variable 3 or less becoming southwest, veering west, 2 to 4. Smooth, but slight or moderate in northwest. Rain or showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: West veering northwest, 2 to 4, backing west or southwest 3 or 4. Smooth, but slight or moderate in northwest. Showers at first. Good.


Mull of Galloway to Mull of Kintyre including the Firth of Clyde and North Channel

24 hour forecast: Variable 3 or less becoming southerly veering westerly, 2 or 3. Smooth or slight. Rain or showers. Good, occasionally moderate.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Westerly 2 or 3, veering northwesterly 3 or 4 for a time, backing southwesterly 3 or 4 later. Smooth or slight. Showers at first. Good.


Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: Southerly or southeasterly 3 to 5, occasionally 6 in northwest, veering westerly or southwesterly 3 or 4 later. Moderate, but slight in southeast, occasionally rough in northwest. Rain or showers. Moderate or good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Westerly or southwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later. Moderate, but slight in southeast, becoming rough later in northwest. Showers. Good.


The Minch

24 hour forecast: South or southeast 3 to 5, veering southwest 3 or 4 later. Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in far north and far south. Rain or showers. Good, occasionally moderate.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Southwest 3 or 4, backing south, veering southwest, 4 to 6. Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate at first in south, becoming slight or moderate later. Showers. Good.


Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: South or southeast 4 to 6, veering southwest 3 or 4 later. Moderate or rough becoming moderate. Rain or showers. Good, occasionally moderate.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Southwest 3 or 4, backing south, veering southwest, 4 to 6. Moderate becoming moderate or rough. Showers. Good.


Shetland Isles - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: South, backing southeast for a time, 2 to 4, backing southeast 5 or 6 later. Moderate, occasionally rough in northeast, becoming moderate or rough later. Occasional rain. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

For Coastal areas up to 60 nautical miles from Lerwick, Shetland - Strong wind warning

Valid Saturday 18 Sep 2021 at 1200 UTC until Sunday 19 Sep 2021 at 0000 UTC

General situation: Warm front will be slow moving across Shetland Waters on Saturday and Sunday.

Forecast: Southerly or southeasterly 2 to 4, increasing 5 or 6 in far east Moderate occasionally rough in east Occasional rain mainly in east, mist and fog patches later Moderate or good, occasionally poor and later very poor

Outlook for 12 Hours from 0000 UTC on Sunday 19 Sep until 1200 UTC on Sunday 19 Sep: Southerly or southeasterly 5 to 7 at first in far east and later for all but far west, otherwise 2 to 4 Moderate or rough Occasional rain, mist and fog patches Moderate or good, occasionally very poor


Channel Islands - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: Southeasterly 2 to 4, becoming variable 1 or 2 for a time this afternoon and evening, becoming northwesterly 3 to 5 overnight, locally 6 for a time before dawn, then northwest to west 2 to 4 by midday. Smooth or slight, locally moderate in the west, with a low swell, becoming moderate to rather rough for a time overnight. Occasional rain or showers, perhaps heavy at times mainly near the french coast risk of mist patches at times. Good, occasionally moderate, perhaps locally poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Westerly 2 to 4, veering northwest 4 to 5 in the evening, veering north by midnight, perhaps locally 6 overnight. Slight to moderate with a low swell, perhaps locally rather rough for a time overnight. Occasional rain or showers, perhaps heavy at times mainly near the french coast risk of mist patches for a time. Good, occasionally moderate, perhaps locally poor.